The 2019 Advocacy Toolkit is heading your way!

The toolkit includes informational brochures and an instructional packet to assist you with your advocacy efforts. Advocacy means not only contributing money to campaigns but also bringing your legislators in to tour your bank and traveling to Madison and Washington, D.C. to spread our message.

While there is great opportunity, policymakers in Madison and Washington, D.C. must know we continue to have their backs. Elected officials in both parties are, at best, confused at how the industry operates, and at worst, outright hostile to how you help those in your community buy their first home or start a business.

As your bank’s advocacy leader, it all starts with you. If you show your directors and employees that supporting the Wisconsin banking industry’s political action funds is a priority for you, they will follow your lead.

WBA offers several avenues for defending Wisconsin’s banking industry. Wisbankpac is WBA’s registered political action committee, and it supports candidates from both parties. The Alliance of Bankers Political Conduit is like a personal political bank account from which a banker may direct contributions to the pro-banking candidates of that banker’s choice. The WBA Issue Advocacy Fund allows you to donate corporate dollars to WBA to support third-party advocacy groups.

Can your fellow Wisconsin bankers count on you, your directors, and your employees to pitch in your fair share in 2019?

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact WBA's Jon Turke at 608-441-1215 or via email.

Thank you for your continued support of the WBA.